As leading Princeton CPAs, the team at Lear & Pannepacker work every day to provide their clients the highest quality professional accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, and tax planning so their businesses, personal finances, or not-for-profit organizations can grow and succeed. Lear & Pannepacker believe the best approach is both personalized and strategic – solving today’s tax planning challenges with modern solutions, while keeping our eye focused on meeting your long-term goals.
Eric Lear founded Lear & Pannepacker, LLP in 1984, opening the first office on Nassau Street in downtown Princeton. Eric’s goal was to establish a firm of accounting professionals that emphasized outstanding client service and community involvement and worked proactively to meet its clients’ financial and business planning needs.
Gary Pannepacker worked with Eric early in his public accounting career, joining the firm in 1988 as its tax partner. Eric and Gary developed a teamwork approach to meeting client needs and solving even the most complex financial challenges, offering a combination of strategic business planning and detailed implementation to a growing family of entrepreneurial clients.
Scot Pannepacker joined the firm in 1989, becoming partner in 1999. After the unexpected passing of Gary that same year, Scot helped carry on the tradition of excellence established by Eric and Gary.
The CPAs at Lear & Pannepacker have developed a reputation in the greater Princeton market as a boutique firm of accounting professionals, customizing professional services to meet the individual needs of clients. Unlike many other accounting firms, Lear & Pannepacker resisted diversification into insurance and investment products, preferring to emphasize high-quality, specialized accounting services.
The firm takes a true team approach, collaborating with other professional advisors, while maintaining a dedicated focus on accounting and tax needs, to ensure clients are achieving their personal and financial goals.